By Corina Ciobanu
On Sunday, the closing day of the sixth edition of the Bucharest Early Music Festival, music-lovers are invited to Bucharest’s Cotroceni Museum for “La Stravaganza” concert, offered by Il Gardellino ensemble, a feast of early Italian music which promises to be an impressing display of extravaganza and artistry. On its second visit to Romania, the Il Gardellino ensemble invites us to retrace the course of Italian instrumental extravaganza along two distinct paths: the emotional range of the Italian concerto and the deep influence Italian culture exercised on the German and Portuguese music of the late Baroque.
Jan de Winne and Marcel Ponseele, the founders of the ensemble, are well-versed in Baroque music. Marcel Ponseele studied modern oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoires in Bruges, Brussels and Ghent. He has collaborated on a regular basis with orchestras such as La Petite Bande, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and La Chapelle Royale. Jan de Winne studied flute and chamber music at the Conservatoires in Ghent and Brussels. He was a member of the Ghent Vocal College and the Champs-Elysees Orchestra for over 15 years before becoming an independent chamber musician and soloist.
Tickets are on sale in the Eventim network, in Germanos, Orange, Vodafone and Domo shops, Humanitas and Carturesti bookshops and online on eventim.ro.